When Gone With the Wind was released 75 years ago, moviegoers got a glimpse into some of the most opulent home fashions of its time. A breathtaking backdrop with luxurious finishes and furnishings, Tara was a reflection of Scarlett O’Hara’s dreams and style.
If Scarlett were furnishing Tara today, she might go a little lighter on the details but we’re sure the glamour would be there. Here are five furnishings she, quite frankly, would give a damn about:
Scarlett was big on drama, and so is the Whitney Sofa. With curved lines, it makes a statement in elegance and refinement. Nailhead trim outlines its shape, and the fringed skirt and assorted toss pillows offer traditional flair. This sofa is a masterpiece.
Always the diva, Scarlett liked to demonstrate her emotions by fainting. Our Broadway Chaise provides the perfect landing. Its neutral body fabric is outlined in chocolate brown welting for a sharp contrast. And the rich toss pillows make it all the more striking!
Tara offered a luxurious master retreat fit for a queen. Today’s Scarlett can find the same feeling with the simple addition of the Cotswald Collection Sleigh Bed. The tufted linen upholstery on the headboard and footboard give the elegant shape a sumptuous feel. And the bun feet ground the piece in traditional style.
The gorgeous Gwenyth Accent Chest provides a stunning space for storage. Looking like an antique, the hand-painted fruit and floral design is accented by decorative pulls and a scalloped base. Imagine this piece in a foyer, dining room or living room. It would also be the perfect piece for a Scarlett-worthy dressing room.
Finally, every modern woman needs a writing desk. Imagine today’s Scarlett sitting at the Brookview Desk to update her Facebook status. Its center drawer drops down for keyboard storage and two pencil side drawers hold supplies when she prefers old-fashioned correspondence. Antique brass hardware complements the scrolled design of the legs for a look that’s timeless.